A new mistake is forbidden: The future must play smarter

"Blues" against Borc in Čačak (19 p.m.) chasing their 7th victory in the AdmiralBet ABA League: We need to be focused for 40 minutes, not just 20 - says coach Andrej Žakelj

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Photo: KK Budućnost Voli
Photo: KK Budućnost Voli

Exactly 22 days ago Andrej Zhakelj visited Čačak and lost to Borc as coach of SC Derby, on November 10, he probably did not even imagine that he would become the head of the coaching staff of Buducnost Voli the very next weekend, and that he would quickly return to the town near Morava.

Next up is the duel between Borca and Budućnost (tonight from 19:XNUMX), before which the people of Podgorica know that they have already drawn a lot of credit this season - they have three defeats in the AdmiralBet ABA League, so the duel is with the chosen ones. Dejan Dzoli Mijatović characterized as a match in which the "blues" have no right to a setback if they want to fight equally for the top of the table.

"We have to play much better and be focused for 40 minutes, not just 20, in order to get the desired result," said Žakelj.

Buducnost defeated Trento in the Eurocup on their debut in Žakelja, last weekend they lost painfully to Cedevita Olimpia by points in the derby of the ABA regional competition. Sean Jones in the last second, then convincingly from Gran Canaria...

"I think that with an attitude towards each possession and a smarter game than it was in the previous few games, we can reach a triumph. A good opponent awaits us in Čačak, but I think that we should look at ourselves and that it is more up to us - to fix certain things Žakelj added.

And the center Marko Jagodić Kuridža confirms that the Future is under pressure.

"We have to win the game, we have to show reaction and character, even though it's never easy in Čačak," said the Serbian representative.

Čačani have four triumphs in nine rounds, they beat Cibona, SC Derbi and FMP on their home ground, tormented Crvena zvezda even while he was sitting on its bench Dusko Ivanovic...

"We are in a series of games against teams from the upper part of the table. In terms of quality, Buducnost is at the very top of the ABA league - the team is exceptional, and with the arrival Yogi Ferrell it's just reinforced. Podgorica has as many as eight Americans, so it's a great team. That's why we have an extremely difficult game ahead of us, that's clear to everyone," said coach Dejan Mijatović.

One of Borc's strengths is his diminutive playmaker Ronaldo Segu.

"Ahead of us is a challenge against an excellent team from the very top of the table. I expect us to regroup, prepare as best we can for this duel, which can be very important. We have analyzed Buducnost, noticed its strengths and weaknesses, so I am sure that we will not let we have a drop in the game like a few days ago against Partizan. Buducnost is one of the best teams in the ABA league, and our strength is that we will play in front of our fans," said the 24-year-old boy from Orlando.

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